Friday, April 29, 2011

Day 4: It's Friday.. I'm in Love!!

What a marvelous day!!  Friday is fabulous :)  Today I feel good!  I was a little sluggish this morning, but once I had my eggs and bacon I was good to go!!  On top of that I saw the Jimmy Moore listed my little blog on his site today.  How exciting!!  I am new at this blogging thing.  I never expected any visitors.  It was basically a way for me to keep a log of my meals and how I am feeling, but that is super awesome!  Tonight we were invited to a friend's house for dinner.  They were very sweet and had lots of low carb options and we filled our tummies.  It was a wonderful evening and the perfect end to a hectic week.

B:  1 hard boiled egg, bacon, coffee w. hwc
L:  Buritto bowl w. chicken, peppers, onion, sour cream and cheese, Iced coffee
D:  2 brats, salad, olives, pickles, 2 Mich Ultras :)

I can't wait for my bacon and eggs in the morning!!  My mouth is already watering.  Ahh.. the weekend :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 3: I feel good!!

Today was a great day!  Maybe it's just that I am so excited for Friday or maybe I am actually getting a burst of energy from my LC eating. I was exhausted this morning, but I have felt pretty good the rest of the day.  After getting home from work I did some productive things around the house.. dishes, laundry, fried the bacon.. finally!  Now I am thinking about chowing down on some bacon cheeseburgers for dinner :)  OH YES!!  I saw a commercial on tv about putting a ranch dressing packet into your ground beef when you make your burgs.  Sounds good!  I am going to give that a try.  I am so excited for Tuesday so I can weigh in and see how many pounds have melted away by eating bacon cheeseburgers.  Ha!  I still get a kick out of it :)

B:  Two hard boiled eggs w. mayo and mustard, coffee w. HWC
L:  Burger with cheese, onion and pickles, salad w. ranch dressing, iced tea
D:  Ranch bacon cheeseburgers, green beans, diet soda

Tomorrow I may reward my hard week's work with a Jimmy John's Unwich.  YUM!!  Heck, maybe I will have two!! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Day 2: Oh what a night!

So, I woke up around 2am starving!  Trucked it out the the kitchen and ate some string cheese with my eyes closed.. so very tired!!  It was hard to get going this morning and had a rough day at work.  Like I said, I am a nanny for a 19 month old (and a 1 1/2 month old) and she was a handful today!!  Testing our boundaries is what I think the experts call it.  Tomorrow calls for twice the coffee and more snacks!!  I am glad to be home, but have no idea what to make for dinner.  Something easy.. cheap.. chicken salad it is!!  I think I will make some sort of veggie, too.  As far as the diet goes, I am doing well.  No cheats, though it is only day 2.  I am still hungry most of the time and I have a little headache and am very crabby today!!  I am just going to lay low and watch some tv tonight.  I will be in my pajamas by 7:00 :)  Watch out!  I am wild!!

B:  2 hard boild eggs w. mayo, coffee w. HWC.
L:  Leftover parm chicken legs and cauliflower w. cheese sauce, green olives, Coke Zero.
D:  Chicken salad, veggies of some sort, Diet Dr. Pepper.

I must start drinking water!!  I have never been a huge fan of the stuff, but someone once said "What do you hate more?  Being fat or drinking water?".  Do I even have to answer that?  Chug-a-lug :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

And so it begins.. Day 1: Starting weight 293.4

Today is the BIG day!  Literally!!  I am at my heaviest and have never been more excited and motivated to start a healthier way of life.  I plan on "weighing in" every Tuesday and I hope to keep track of my daily menus here, too.  It will be nice to have a record to refer to.

Things started out a little rough.  I overslept and didn't have time to make my eggs and bacon.  Luckily, I am a nanny for a little girl who dyed way too many easter eggs over the weekend :)  YUM!!  I did manage to throw a can of olives into a bag on the way out the door so I had a nice snack mid-morning, too.  Lunch was not as satisfying as I had hoped- Wendy's- but I stuck to plan!  Now I am getting ready to prepare a feast for dinner!! 

I AM STARVING!!  Not enough fat today.  Not enough to eat in general.  I am not one of those people whos hunger subsides quickly when low carbing.  I really have to load up on the fats to feel satisfied and to keep me from cheating.  I am making chicken legs with butter and parm and some cauliflower with cheese.  That should keep me full for the night!!  Otherwise, you may find me chewing on a stick of butter later.  No shame in that!!

B:  Two hard boiled eggs and mayo, 1 cup of coffee (and a bit of banana that I didn't even realize I put in my mouth till I swallowed it!! duh).
S:  One dozen large black olives, water.
L:  Wendy's side salad w. ranch, plain double stack sans bun, water
D:  Chicken legs w. butter and parm, cauliflower w. cheese sauce, diet soda (bad news, I know).

Okay, so my second post on my first ever blog is complete and it feels great!  Now I am off to the LC message boards for some food porn :)  Can't wait for dinner tonight!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

"Pre" Re-Induction!

I am no stranger to low carb eating.  In fact, I lost nearly 60 pounds a few years ago.  Gained it all back!!  My weight loss had been stalled for four months and I thought "If I eat some carbs maybe it will reset my system and I can start losing again".. WRONG!!  So after a few failed attempts since then, I am back and ready to give it my all!

Tomorrow is the big day!  The day I start my Atkins induction!!  So, today I am trying to find motivation!  Motivation to start my healthier life.  Motivation to fry the bacon for the week.  Motivation to do anything remotely productive!!  I did make it to the grocery this morning!  My shopping list is petite.. just like my bank account!

Heavy Whipping Cream
Chicken Legs
Unsalted Butter
Green Olives
Black Olives

My favorite part about LC eating is the fact that I can eat all of the items on that list and not feel the least bit guilty about it!!  It takes some getting used to.  Not just the induction flu, bad breath and the sporadic bursts of energy I have during the first two weeks of LCing, but also the fact that I have had "low fat, low fat, low fat" pounded into my brain for the past thirty years!  It takes a major shift in thinking to be successful in this way of eating.  Pile on the protein and fat and watch the pounds melt away!!

If anyone has any advice or words of wisdom to share, PLEASE DO!  I know I am on this journey for myself, but it is nice to know I am not alone!  I am still learning!